Disable task view button virtual desktop thumbnails when hovering


Mertzi

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Hello!

I have disabled task bar thumbnails with the ExtendedUIHoverTime method as I always do since I've hated it from day 1 in Windows XP but this doesn't seem to affect the task view button in Windows 11 (it did in Windows 10). I do not want to show thumbnails of my desktops when hovering the task view button, see attached image.

I also tried this:
but it doesn't affect it either

Screenshot 2022-02-04 13.22.31.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
Win 11 taskbar is totally different with a lot of things that can change taskbar behaviour no longer available, especially 3rd party software.
If you have it installed it may stop the win 11 tweak from working. If you uninstalled it, did you use anything like Revo to remove all traces.
If you have everything installed, that is great a program for finding leftover, just do a search for the name of the file or company to find any leftovers. do you have any other 3rd party software installed that affects the taskbar, if so check it's settings
 

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Thanks for answering!
I use StartAllBack to get a proper taskbar and start menu but I tried disabling it but the issue is still there, I didn't use Revo though. But if I can't have a third party taskbar then I'll have to live with the thumbnails or hide the task view button and use keyboard shortcuts.
It's not nearly as critical as not having a "never combine taskbar buttons" option, that's a deal breaker.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
I also should've added to be super clear that it is only the task view button that is unaffected, regular thumbnails from apps and explorer windows are still disabled with the ExtendedUIHoverTime method, even with StartAllBack.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
I use Openshell for the start menu and ExplorerPatcher for the taskbar and context menu. That would make sense, as ExtendedUIHoverTime seems to be working but won't affect Task View as that is what MS doesn't like you touching, I have mine turned off so I do not know much about it
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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